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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Did You Know?

Did you know you can still get a free coupon for Duncan Hines products? All you need to do is be a follower of my blog and comment on this post here!

If you were one of the people who already commented, please send me an email(wifelikeblog@gmail.com) and I will get it sent asap!

Thanks!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Hearty Breakfast Bars


These breakfast bars are choc full of goodness. Flax seed and chia seeds are both high in dietary fiber and omega 3 fatty acids, and help you to feel full faster. These are easy to make, and then easy to cut up and individually wrap for a quick and delicious breakfast! These are also great snacks for any time of the day.

Hearty Breakfast Bars



2 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c ground flax seed
1 Tbs ground chia seeds
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c milk
1/2 c oats
1/2 c crushed walnuts
1 c dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine the flour, ground flax, chia seeds, and brown sugar. Add the eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and milk, and stir until combined.
3. Add in the oats, walnuts and chocolate chips, and stir until just combined.
4. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan, and evenly distribute.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. They will be a dense, cake-y texture.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Raspberry Filled Triple Chocolate Cupcakes-and a Giveaway!

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a Duncan Hines cake mix and a can of Wilderness Fruit Filling, however all opinions are my own. 


Chocolate and fruit are one of the best combinations known to (wo)man, at least I think so! When I received these products in the mail, I had been brainstorming about how I wanted to use them. Once I found out what selection of these products my local grocery store had, I decided on making Triple Chocolate cupcakes with raspberry filling. They were really easy to make, using the cake mix and the pie filling, and tasted quite fantastic, if I do say so myself! 


I used the Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Cake Mix


And the Wilderness Raspberry Fruit Filling 




Raspberry Filled Triple Chocolate Cupcakes




1 box Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Cake mix
1/3 c water
1 c water
3 eggs
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 can of Wilderness Raspberry fruit filling 
1 carton whipping cream
1 container of Duncan Hines Amazing glazes, chocolate flavor


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Follow the directions on the cake mix box to make the batter and chocolate mixture using the water, eggs, and vegetable oil. 
3. Bake the cupcakes for 20-24 minutes. 
4. Allow the cupcakes to cool. Once cool, fill a frosting bag with the raspberries. Use the Wilton #230 tip(or any filling tip), and puncture the cupcake from the top, until about halfway through. (The chocolate mixture that you pour on top sort of sets you up for this, so aim through those). Squeeze the raspberries in slowly for 3-5 seconds, making sure not to burst the cupcake.  Repeat process with all remaining cupcakes. 
5. Beat your whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Add sugar if needed. Using another frosting bag, pipe the whipping cream onto the cupcakes. 
6. Prepare your Duncan Hines Amazing glaze according to the directions on the package. Once its melted enough, pour over your cupcakes. 
7. Enjoy! And remember to store in the refrigerator to keep them fresh!






Want your own coupon for free Duncan Hines so you can make these cupcakes? Comment below-the first 6 who are public followers of my blog(through Google friend connect) will get a coupon!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Baked Penne


Hi All! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving tomorrow! I know I'm stoked to eat delicious food! What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? I for sure love stuffing the most, but I also love....everything else!

Sorry that I haven't posted any Thanksgiving recipes. I'm still in the "eating at my parent's house for Thanksgiving," stage of life, so I don't really have any of my own yet. And this year, we are in Colorado...eating at my parent's house :) I'm glad to be here though! Next year, I will have real Thanksgiving recipes! 

On a different note... I love any kind of pasta with cheese, and this one is a perfect combo of cheesy goodness! I also cut some of the fat out of it by using fat free cream cheese and whole wheat pasta.

Baked Penne

2 oz fat free cream cheese
1/2 tsp each of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and onion powder
2-3 Tbs milk
1(24oz) can of spaghetti sauce
1 box of whole wheat penne, prepared
2-3 cups of mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 c bread crumbs
1/2 Tbs Italian seasoning
2 Tbs parmesan cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. In a medium saucepan, melt the cream cheese with the milk and spices over medium heat. The cream cheese doesn't melt very easily, so add more milk if you need to. If it ends up chunky, don't worry because the chunks will melt out in the oven :)
2. Pour the spaghetti sauce into the cream cheese mixture once melted, and stir until combined. 
3. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. 
4. Pour the penne, sauce, and the 1 c of cheese into the pan. Mix until evenly distributed. 
5. In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese until incorporated. 
6. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheeese on top of the penne mixture. The amount of cheese can vary, depending on how much cheesiness you like! 
7. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture on top of the mozzarella. 
8. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and begins to bubble. 
9. Enjoy! This is great served with fresh tomatoes on top!

Happy Thanksgiving! & Happy Black Friday as well! 


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Spicy Lentil Soup with Vegetables

Lentil soup always makes me think of Burt on Sesame Street. Anyone who can tell me why gets a high five!


Spicy Lentil Soup w/Vegetables


6 c chicken broth
one 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp parsley flakes
a couple turns of Trader Joe's South African Smoke Seasoning
4 medium red potatoes, diced
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 c carrots, chopped
1 c lentils

1. Cook the lentils according to the package. Remember not to add salt to the water because it makes them rubbery. Set aside.
2. Mix the chicken broth, tomato sauce, and spices in a bowl. Add the diced potatoes.
3. Boil the potatoes in this mixture for 5-10 minutes, then add the celery and carrots. Bring down to a simmer, and cook until all vegetables are soft, about 25-30 minutes.
4. Stir in the drained lentils.
5. Add more spice as needed.

The thing that adds the "spiciness" is the Smoke Seasoning. This stuff is amazing! If you don't have this, then yours won't be as spicy, but you can add 1/2 tsp of paprika, and a dash or so of red pepper flakes.
Enjoy!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Chicken Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage Chicken Wraps




1/2 Tbs ginger
1 tsp lemon juice
3 Tbs soy sauce 
1 carrot, shredded 
1 c chicken, shredded 
1 1/2 c chopped cabbage 
1/4 onion 
2 c chicken broth 
1 Tbs rice vinegar
Cabbage leaves 

1. Combine all ingredients, except the chicken and whole cabbage leaves in a shallow sauce pan. Cook until the vegetables are tender, then add the chicken. 
2. Use a steamer, rice cooker, or a pot of boiling water, and steam each cabbage leaf for 1-2 minutes, or until flexible. 
3. Drain the liquid from the chicken mixture. 
4. Place a small amount of the chicken mixture in the cabbage leaf, then roll, and place the open side on the bottom. Repeat this process with remaining cabbage leaves. 
5. Serve, with soy sauce as dipping sauce. 



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Thursday, November 17, 2011

21 Candles

Hey friends!
Did you catch my post on Made of Main yesterday? If not, you should go read it. Now!!

Today is my 21st birthday, and so I am writing a list of 21 cool things I did this year.
Enjoy!


1. Got engaged to my hubby! (1-7-11)


2. Started this blog! (Oh how things have changed since then!)

3. Took a spontaneous trip to CA to see Woody while we were engaged. We decided at 10am we were going, and then left at 2pm. It was so great! I love being spontaneous!

4. Got married on April 9th to my best friend! 

5. Honeymooned in Park City!

6.  Moved into our first apartment together. 

7. Experienced shopping for all these new appliances and things I had never needed to get before(a couch?!?).

8. Finished 5.5 semesters up at school(done w/this one in a month!)!

9. Spent time in CA, WA, and Boise getting to know my in laws.

10. Went to a Dodgers game! 

11. Went to Trader Joe's for the first time. It was life changing! 

12. Spent 60 hours driving to/from CA. 

13. Made lots of messes in the kitchen. 

14. Discovered my love for sushi(especially in CA when it's fresh!)

15. Ate 1/4 of a giant burger. 

16. Went camping 3 times and swimming multiple times(in a lake & the ocean)

17. Rode a motorcycle for the first time. 

18. Learned that marriage is so much more than I thought it was, but have loved every minute of it! 

19. Got to go to the temple multiple times! 

20. Made a lot of new friends(married & single).

21. Laughed, loved, cried, and experienced life in the best way possible, and with the greatest people possible! 

I'm so lucky to have had 21 special years of life!  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Guess what tomorrow is? It's my birthday!
Since it's my birthday, I'm posting a new cupcake recipe for you! It's one of my new favorites.
Enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


You can find the recipe for these on my Tasty Kitchen Blog profile here.


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Have you liked Wife or Something Like It's Facebook page yet? You should!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wife-or-Something-Like-It/188476494546611

Good Living: Post 2

As part of the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I have been entered for the chance to win a trip to Greece courtesy of FAGE. You too can enter to win one of three trips to Greece by entering the FAGE Plain Extraordinary Greek Getaway here: http://www.fageusa.com/community/fage-greek-getaway.


The other day, I was running on the indoor track on campus. While I was doing that, I was thinking about what brings good living to my life, and what I should write about for my second entry for the Fage "Good Living" give away.

I wanted to write about something that I really felt brought good living to my life, and something that I actually cared about and could personally relate to, not just what I thought would win me a trip to Greece. (Although going to Greece would be way awesome!) But I wanted heart felt posts that showed the real me.

Soon after that, I remembered that I was running, and instantly, I thought, "Why not write about exercise?"

So today, I will be writing about exercise, and how it brings good living to my life.

I've never been the most fit person, but there are definitely times in my life where I've been more fit than others. In high school, I ran cross country. I was one of the worst runners on the team, but I enjoyed it, and learned to love running.

After my freshman year of college, my mom and I ran a half marathon. Finishing that was one of the best moments in my life!
Here we are after finishing! 

 Soon after, I ran a 10k. I hadn't trained very much, but I did decently well, and enjoyed the race.

After the 10k with my friend Carlee. 

After that, my runs were almost non-existent. I exercised every once in a while, but walking to and from classes, the grocery store, and everywhere else kept me in decent shape.

  After I got married in April, I gained a lot of weight. I don't think there was really any key factor in this, but a combination of a lot of things in my life. Regardless, I was very unhappy. I was so happy with my marriage, but unhappy with my body. The tighter my clothes got, the more unhappy I got, but I couldn't find the motivation to make some lifestyle changes. This made me even more unhappy. My husband was great about trying motivate me, but I still struggled. I mostly just ran on the elliptical at the gym. I tried running a few times, but I felt so flabby and jiggly that I didn't even want to.

During the break between semesters, I decided to try running again. I got on the track, ran a few strides, and stopped. I still felt jiggly and gross. I decided to suck it up and just run anyways. It was hard, and I really felt so out of shape, but I kept it up. I kept doing this, and felt better everyday. I noticed I felt less flabby, I was less moody, I slept better at night, I actually felt motivated to exercise, I felt happier, and I wasn't so depressed about the state of my body.

Right now, I still don't fit perfectly in all my clothes, and I couldn't go run a 1/2 Marathon tomorrow, but I feel better, and I know that I'm doing something good for my body.

Lately we've also experimented with swimming and stationary bikes. A friend of ours told us about a challenge on campus-the Lazy Man Ironman, where you compete an Ironman triathlon, but you have a whole month to do it. It's been awesome to have a goal to work towards! I'm not sure if we'll finish, but it has definitely motivated us to exercise more.

I know that without exercise, I cannot have as good of living as I can with it. Life is so much better, I am so much happier, and my outlook on life is so much clearer when I am consistently exercising.

Thanks to Fage for giving me the opportunity to reflect on the wonderful things that bring good living to my life!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Homemade Fruit Leather

A few weeks ago, my friend Hannah was giving a presentation on processed foods for a class, and if she had people come watch, then she got extra credit, so Woody and I went to watch.
After hearing her presentation and seeing how many things are processed with unneccessary chemicals, I was determined to steer clear of these.
I saw a recipe for homemade fruit leather a while ago, but I never got around to making it. I saw fruit leather at the grocery store soon after I heard Hannah's presentation, and that reminded me of this recipe, so I decided to make some the next day!

I used this recipe from Georgia Pellegrini.


Her recipe is pretty spot on.

When I stewed my fruit, it was about 10 minutes for my cranberries, 5-7 for my strawberries, and 7 for my apples. 

In her tutorial, she used strawberries. 

I used cranberries for one of mine, and I followed the same steps as her. I used 1/3 c of sugar, since the cranberries are so tart. I also added 1 Tbs of chia seeds.

Once I had cooked them, I transferred them to a piece of parchment paper dusted with cornstarch. I then rolled up the fruit leather with the parchment paper to make a long roll. Then, I cut them into 1in segments, to make fruit roll ups! 

Another variation I did was caramel apple fruit leather. I followed the same stewing process as her, but then instead of adding sugar, I used some left over homemade melted caramel from when we made caramel apples. I then mixed that up together in the food processor, and added a little bit of extra water, so that it was not as thick. Then I followed the same cooking process. \

These are so great! And an awesome snack! 

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels

The following is completely unrelated to pretzels.

Flossing my teeth is one of my favorite hobbies. I seriously enjoy doing it.
Do you ever go to the dentist and have your gums bleed, and then the hygienist tells you to floss more?
And then you tell her you do floss.
And by that, you mean that you flossed 10 minutes before your appointment, and the day after your last appointment.
My mom always encouraged us to floss and bought us all different flavors and types and contraptions, but I just never remembered.
My first semester of college, I saw my roommate flossing, and decided, since I was now an adult, that I should floss my teeth.
Thus started my new love.
How had I gone so long without flossing? It was so gross to see what was in my teeth after 1 day, so what about all those multiple days when I didn't floss?????? SICK!!!!
Anyways.
I ran out of floss a few days ago. I pulled out a really short piece right before I went to bed. Long enough I could still floss, but short enough that it was awkward.
I'm a night flosser, so I didn't remember until the next night when I had to floss, and......had no floss.
This happened again the next night, and I felt disguisting.
FINALLY,  I remembered to buy some, and now I'm happy again.

Now on to pretzels.

Pretzels are my favorite. I love them. They are WAY easier than I thought they were to make, and they aren't deep fried, which for some reason I thought they were. When the have cheese and pepperoni on them, they are even better.  That's 'bout all you need to know!

Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels




Pretzels(I used the recipe from Food Network, which is AWESOME!)
Pepperoni(about 6-8 slices per pretzel)
Mozzarella Cheese
Pizza Sauce


1. Put your oven on Broil.
2.  Heat your pretzels, if they aren't already hot.
3. Place your pepperoni on top of the pretzel, then sprinkle with the cheese.
4. Place in the oven for 2-4 minutes, or until cheese is melted and starts to get crispy. Watch them carefully, so they don't burn.

Dip it in sauce. It's good. 
5. Remove from oven, and serve with pizza sauce as a dipping sauce.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Healthy Living=Happy Living


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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coconut "Pound" Cake

I know what you're thinking.

"How can you take the "pound" out of pound cake? Butter's the best part!"

I know, butter is great.

But this cake is still great, even without the butter.

And it's "healthier."

Coconut "Pound" Cake 
adapted from All Recipes

2 c white sugar
1 c Greek yogurt(I used Fage)
5 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 coconut milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and Greek yogurt. Fold in the eggs one at a time, fully mixing before adding another. Mix in the vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Beat into the creamed mixture, alternating with the coconut milk.
4. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Once cool, pour glaze over top.

(ps. feel free to add a cup or so of coconut flakes. We opted out--hubby doesn't like the texture!)



Chocolate Coconut Glaze 
1/3 c coconut milk
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c cocoa
3/4 c powdered sugar

1. Combine the coconut milk, honey, and vanilla. Mix in the cocoa, and then the powdered sugar. Pour over cake. Allow to set, then serve.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crepes

 Crepes have been a family tradition for a while now in my family. We have them for Christmas morning breakfast,and on random weekends throughout the year. Crepes are easy and delicious!

Crepes
adapted from All Recipes
(like the pic??--I had to practice making borders for a class!)

1 c all purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 c milk
1/2 c water
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbs butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 Tbs sugar

1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring til combined.
2. Add the salt and butter, then beat until smooth.
3. Stir in the vanilla and sugar until just incorporated.
4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approx. 1/4 c for each crepe. Tilt the pan and move it in a circle so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
5. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.  Loosen with a spatula, then turn and cook on the other side. Best when served hot!

One thing I love about crepes is that they are so versatile. You can serve them with so many different things. My favorite is Nutella, strawberries and whipped cream.

This time around, I tried a new one-Nutella, bananas, Fage Greek Yogurt, and whipped cream. It was superb-the yogurt added such an awesome creamy texture.

What are your favorite crepe toppings? 


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